Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 107439
  • WE90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Our Sauvignon Blanc is crafted to express the grape's subtler side, to achieve this with a varietal that naturally tends toward an overt grassiness or vegetative aspect, strict attention to detail is required. In the vineyard discing the soil, pruning and canopy management control vigor. We add texture to the palate by blending Sauvignon Musqué and aging a small percentage in fine grained French oak. The nose has an intensely perfumed fresh bouquet of pink grapefruit and watermelon combines with energetic spice notes underlined by invigorating minerality. Emulating the nose, the palate of crisp citrus and melon flavor carries a hint of dry white herb accompanied by a soft, round mouth feel resulting in a medium bodied, fresh, food-friendly wine.

Critical Acclaim

"A fine, bone-dry and minerally Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy with shellfish, grilled chicken or on it's own as an appetizer. A touch of oak adds richness to vibrant, acidic citrus fruit, lemongrass and green apple flavors. Editors Choice."
90 Points

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Learn About Matanzas Creek Map ItMap It

Founded in 1977, Matanzas Creek Winery is located on the site of a retired dairy farm in Sonoma County's Bennett Valley. In 1985, the original winery, a converted dairy barn, gave way to a modern winemaking facility and since that time the Estate's Bennett Valley vineyards have grown to include over 280-acres of Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah. Vineyard acquisitions in Sonoma Valley,...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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